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Area of Technology:Life Sciences

Title of the Innovation: Marine oil spill bioremediation technology

Brief About Innovation

Bioremediation process uses microorganisms or their enzymes to remove/neutralize contaminants within the environment (i.e., within soil and water) to their original condition. The hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria becomes functionally active in oil contaminated environment. The present indigenous technology of bioremediation is a process of using consortium of hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria isolated from deep sea to play a key role in the removal of toxic and harmful petroleum hydrocarbons. The bioremediation package has been demonstrated effective mitigating of: Engine oils, Spent engine oil, Crude oil; Diesel, Petrol, Toluene, Xylene, Kerosene, Naphthalene and Phenanthrene etc. This technology has wide application in coastal, marine surface oil spill, deep sea oil plumes and sludge treatments in refineries.